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Rappahannock chief George L. Nelson, wearing an elaborately beaded or embroidered fringed cloth jacket and an upright feather headdress, stands in front of a wooden clapboard house. The photograph may have been taken during a Nanticoke powwow in…

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Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson (1883–1967) shoots a wooden crossbow in a snowy yard with a clapboard house in this photograph by Frank G. Speck dated January 1942. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of…

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Chief Running Deer, of the Rappahannock Indians, prepares to throw a stone-pointed spear at a fish in the James River at the Jamestown Festival Park. At the time Chiles T. Larson took this undated photograph, Running Deer served as a historical…

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Rappahannock councilor James Johnson, visiting a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1925, sits on a boulder covered by a trade blanket. He wears a feather headdress, fringed shirt, and edged leggings. The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson…

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Rappahannock tribal member Elsie Nelson poses for the photographer Frank G. Speck in Indian Neck sometime between 1914 and 1925. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where…

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In this report by Jesse Dukes, Rappahannock chief Ann Richardson and assistant chief Mark Fortune discuss native drum and dance traditions. This is one of five separate features, producedby theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities,that aired in May…

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A modern map shows the locations of various Indian groups in Tidewater Virginia that in 1607 constituted the Powhatan paramount chiefdom. By 1607, Powhatan had expanded his domain, through a combination of force and diplomacy, to between twenty-eight…

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Councilor Robert H. Clarke (Rappahannock), Dorelix Amaf (Nanticoke), and Councilor James Johnson (Rappahannock), wearing feather headdresses, fringed hide shirts, and trade blankets,pose on a wooden plank walkway. The Rappahannocks likely were…

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Susie P. Nelson, wife of Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson, wears a finged cloth dress, beaded necklace, and feather and beaded headband in this outdoor portrait taken at a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1927. The photographer Frederick "Fred"…

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The Rappahannock man Robert Clarke addresses visitors at a Nanticoke Thanksgiving ceremony in a clearing in the woods in Riverdale, Delaware, 1927. He wears beaded or embroidered pants and a fringed shirt, feather headdress, and necklaces. The…
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